Achieving Maximum Reliability with Police Body Cameras

Police Departments Around the World Wrestle with Body Camera Implementation. With police groups, city officials, and civilian rights advocates calling for more transparency in all police matters, the utility of body cameras cannot be understated. A 2014 review showed that early guilty pleas were obtained in 91% of cases where body Read post...

California Initiates Drafting Body Camera Policy

With body camera footage becoming more and more important to cases drawing widespread national attention, police departments in California are proactively drafting policies to prepare for what they feel is an inevitable mandate – that all officers use and wear the body cameras. Most civilian and police groups agree the devices build Read post...

NAND Flash Scarcity – the Roots and Effects of the Issue

Those who have kept an eye on the SSD market over the past 12 months will have noticed a rise in prices due to NAND flash shortages. NAND flash memory is the technology behind power-efficient, solid state drives (SSDs) and other storage memory found in personal computers and mobile devices. This shortage is impacting those of us in the Read post...

Use Case: Body Worn Camera Manufacturer requires a Data Storage Solution that solves for both Speed and Reliability

DIGISTOR was approached by a large, successful manufacturer of body worn camera equipment in 2013 concerning the launch of a new camera targeting the law enforcement community. The camera had a beautiful industrial design, and was loaded with several new features including very high resolution video. The software developed integrated Read post...

Use Case: Systems Integrator requires an SSD drive for the Professional Broadcasting Market with unparalleled Quality and Performance

DIGISTOR partnered with a leading video system storage integrator to develop a solid state drive designed for the Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, capable of capturing 4K uncompressed raw video. While there was multiple Blackmagic camera compatible SSD’s currently on the market, many of these off the shelf solutions did not provide the Read post...

SSD prices on the rise due to NAND flash shortages

The NAND flash supply shortage that has endured this year is expected to continue throughout the fourth quarter, and all signs point to ongoing supply issues well into 2017. According to TrendForce, strong smartphone demand is the main reason for the NAND flash shortage.  However, higher than anticipated SSD adoption rates in the Read post...

Have you felt the impact of flash?

We’ve seen a more dynamic change in the storage of data on Flash in the past few years than ever before. NAND flash used to only be “trusted” (using that term loosely) in two areas: laptops, and non-critical entertainment such as storage for cameras. Before DIGISTOR was big in the flash storage arena, we would scrutinize every Read post...

How does your Body Worn Camera store and manage crucial video evidence?

Police agencies around the country are ramping up their Body Worn Camera (BWC) policies and procedures. High profile police assault videos have continued to surface on the internet creating a public outcry for reform, training, and accountability. Federal grants to help fund policing services need for BWC deployments are rapidly Read post...

A new look to continue beyond 15 years of service

We are excited to introduce you to DIGISTOR’s updated website and blog. We’ve come a long way since we got our start in 2001, when our family started this business to provide digital archiving and data storage products to industrial and global OEM customers. Over the past 15 years, DIGISTOR has become a leading innovator, Read post...

Evaluating Storage System Security

Storing digital data successfully requires a balance of availability, cost, performance and reliability. With the emergence of low-power, petabyte-scale archival storage and flash-based systems, it is getting increasingly difficult to quantify performance, reliability and space-efficiency trade-offs, especially when coupled with Read post...